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boatswain's mate

Definitions

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • n. an assistant of the boatswain.

Etymologies

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Examples

  • Amerigo Vespucci, the pickledealer at Seville, who went out, in 1499, a subaltern with Hojeda, and whose highest naval rank was boatswain's mate in an expedition that never sailed, managed in this lying world to supplant Columbus, and baptize half the earth with his own dishonest name.

    English Traits (1856)

  • Amerigo Vespucci, the pickle dealer of Seville ... whose highest naval rank was a boatswain's mate in an expedition that never sailed, managed in this lying world to supplant Columbus and baptise half the earth with his own dishonest name.

    This Country of Ours: The Story of the United States

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